A man has been arrested for raping two of his own daughter
A middle-aged father named Nwobi has been detained by the Anambra State Ministry of Women and Social Welfare for raping two of his children, who are ages three and five.
A team from the ministry worked with members of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps to apprehend the suspect.
News organisations learned that the suspect and his wife divorced in 2020.
Ify Obinabo, the state’s commissioner for women’s issues and social welfare, said that the suspect will face legal action in a statement through her media assistant, Chidinma Ikeanyionwu.
She said that the rescue was completed on Wednesday, October 19, 2022, as a result of a whistleblower informing the government of the situation.
The declaration said, in part, “When the children were rescued, they were first transported to Ntasi Centre, Enugwu-Ukwu, for medical evaluation and treatment and were determined defiled by the doctor on duty.
When they were taken to the hospital, their private regions were crimson and swollen, and there were also fresh injuries there.
“The youngsters who acknowledged that their father often raped them begged us not to take them back to his home for fear of being severely punished.
“Upon questioning the offender, Mr. Nwobi rejected the claim and stated that he was not aware that anyone, much alone himself as their father, was defiling his children. Instead, he vowed to deal with whoever made the report.”